One never senses judgment from Dano, Kazan, Gyllenhaal, or Mulligan—they recognize that there’s beauty even in the mistakes we make in life. It’s what makes…
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
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Matt writes: Scott Wilson (1942-2018) may be best known to modern viewers for his work on "The Walking Dead," yet his great screen career spanned several decades and included numerous memorable performances. His first two films, both released in 1967, proved to be classics: "In the Heat of the Night" and "In Cold Blood." He earned a Golden Globe nomination for acting opposite Stacy Keach in William Peter Blatty's 1980 horror offering, "The Ninth Configuration," and went on to be featured in unforgettable pictures such as "The Right Stuff," "Dead Man Walking" and "Junebug."
An interview with Felix Van Groeningen, director/co-writer of "Beautiful Boy."
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring a review of Benedikt Erlingsson’s "Woman at War," coverage of the Jonas Mekas exhibition and an interview with "Phoenix" director Camilla Strøm Henriksen.
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring reviews of Milko Lazarov’s "Ága" and Yann Gonzalez’s "Knife + Heart."
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring reviews of Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer’s "Welcome to Sodom," Marta Prus’ "Over the Limit" and Golden Egg contenders including Heui Son’s "Daughter's Table."
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring reviews of Nicole Nielsen Horanyi’s "The Stranger" and László Nemes’ "Sunset," as well as a visit to the Icelandic Phallological Museum.
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring reviews of Camilla Strøm Henriksen’s "Phoenix" and Wolfgang Fischer’s "Styx."
Matt writes: The 54th Chicago International Film Festival runs from Wednesday, October 10th, through Sunday, October 21st, and includes a slew of enticing titles, such as its opening night selection, Felix Van Groeningen's "Beautiful Boy," starring Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival covering Sergey Loznitsa's "Donbass" and a Swim-in-Cinema screening of Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element."
Rescuing "The Other Side of the Wind"; Why Elaine May is a National Treasure; In praise of "Bull"; A decade of Lady Gaga; Why Saying "Me Too" Isn't Enough.